|I don't think you are going to be swiping LCD's from internet appliances anytime soon. They lack the circuitry to make them true monitors - and are instead wired directly to the video controller. Although there are boards available that will drive DSTN LCD's (or any other "bare" LCD), they cost more than a 15" TFT LCD already - making it pointless.|
Now, as an X terminal, on the other hand, they CAN be used as displays for other systems. I have a number of Compaq IA-1's that have a special "X terminal" load on them. They boot up, and attach to an XDM server.